Crisci Associates, July 6, 2015
(7/6/2015)
* Budget: Wolf Vetoes Entire Republican Budget Proposal, Talks Resume Next Week

After vetoing the main budget bill Tuesday night, almost immediately after it was passed by Republicans, Gov. Wolf met with Senate and House leaders of both parties Wednesday and came away from the meeting optimistic, but recognized he and the GOP leadership had fundamental differences on even the most basic parts of the budget, liquor privatization and pension reform.

* FY 2014-15 Fiscal Year Ends $412.2 Million Above Estimates

Pennsylvania collected $2.9 billion in General Fund revenue in June, which was $206.7 million, or 6.6 percent, less than the official estimate, Secretary of Revenue Eileen McNulty reported Wednesday. Fiscal year 2014-15 General Fund collections totaled $30.6 billion, which is $412.2 million, or 1.4 percent, above estimate.

* Gaming Control Board Reports Slight Increase In Slots Revenue In FY 2014-15

The Gaming Control Board Thursday reported slot machine revenues, bolstered by a 2.7 percent increase in slot machine revenue generated at casinos during June, slot machine revenue grew during a full fiscal year for the first time since Fiscal Year 2011/2012.

* Political News & NewsClips

Here's a collection of NewsClips from around the state on political topics of interest--

* Session Schedule/Governor’s Schedule

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House--

* On The Senate/House Agenda

Here are the Senate and House Calendars and Committee showing bills of interest--

* Bills On Governor's Desk

The following bills were given final approval by the Senate and House and are now on the Governor's desk for action--

* Senate/House Bills Moving

The following bills of interest saw action in the House or Senate this week--

* Weeks Ahead

Upcoming meetings, hearings and other events on legislative issues in Harrisburg, unless otherwise noted.   NEW means new from last week.

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